Please visit my friend Meredith's blog and send up a prayer for Aleksa, the little girl they are trying to bring home. Aleksa lived in a baby house until yesterday, when she was moved to an institution.
We found out that Aleksa has been transferred from the "baby house" (orphanage) to a mental institution. These places are AWFUL and just writing this has once again started the tears running down my face. I cannot imagine at 4 years old being put into one of these places. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pray for Aleksa! Pray that she will be healthy, that she will have enough to eat, that she will be treated with care, and that she will be comforted by the Ultimate Comforter!
4 years old, with DS. Do you have any idea what the world is like in an institution in Europe for a small child with Down syndrome? This little girl is so loved, and so wanted. Sight unseen, by these amazing people. Their faith is helping them get through this:
But God doesn't intend it that way. Don't get me wrong, He intends for us to be on our knees, in tears, and broken for His children. Especially those that are orphans. Especially those that are facing situations that no child shoulld ever even know possible. But fear is NOT from God. His hand is on our family, is on Aleksa, and is leading the way. Gently. But his grip is strengthening as we petition His throne, and that is exactly what we intend to do. We have done so daily, but admittedly not with nearly the gusto that we have had renewed today. That has changed. The floodgates are opened.
Thank you everyone that is lifting up our family in prayer. God hears each and every one. Today we grieved. Tomorrow we plan. The next day... well, let's just take it a day at a time, shall we? My prayer tonight is that God will bless each one that has come to the Father for us today. May you be blessed as much as He has blessed us and abundantly more.
Please take a minute to visit their blog, or to go see the little girl they love already at Reece's Rainbow She is called Sasha there, a nickname. She is precious and beautiful. Godspeed, Cornishes...all of you.